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London's new Muslim mayor takes aim at sexy subway ads

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posted on Jun, 15 2016 @ 12:03 PM
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a reply to: Kali74




The fragile right whines again.


They sure have.

Because it can not get any more RIGHT than banning pictures of half naked women.

What's next ?

Banning birth control, and TG's from using the rest room?

Fun things are in store for London.




posted on Jun, 15 2016 @ 12:06 PM
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a reply to: neo96

Hyperbole much?

I'm guessing you don't like it because he's Muslim? What about Boris trying the same thing? He's a white a white Christian.

Also, show me where ANYTHING is being banned.



posted on Jun, 15 2016 @ 01:57 PM
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Sex is how we get to this planet, so sex is powerful



posted on Jun, 15 2016 @ 02:29 PM
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originally posted by: neo96
a reply to: Kali74




The fragile right whines again.


They sure have.

Because it can not get any more RIGHT than banning pictures of half naked women.

What's next ?

Banning birth control, and TG's from using the rest room?

Fun things are in store for London.


When none of what you guys believe will happen, happens, i hope you admit you were wrong

Just kidding, i know you wont.



posted on Jun, 15 2016 @ 04:16 PM
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Body shaming works both ways. Some people see these ads as inspiration to lose weight, some don't. There is nothing "special" about being obese, it's actually quite unhealthy, no? So when you cover up sexy ads, you're saying "you should be ashamed of your healthy body". How about if a woman lost 100 lbs and finally slipped into that bikini, should she not be proud of that? And then to have censorship dictate subconsciously in everyone's minds that being sexy is wrong. It's a dichotomous decision because either way you look at it, it's still a form of body shaming. What has actually been gained?

The devil is in the details.



posted on Jun, 15 2016 @ 04:26 PM
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I've had the pleasure to work with Sadiq Khan while he was the mp where I live and work.

He is quite a decent and intelligent person with a very open and tolerant mind so I know this is not some attempt to push his personal religious beliefs into action.

This particular motion that has been put forward was due to something that was discussed here in london by the media and by members of the public about about 6-12 months ago. A lot of observers were upset and offended by these posters in the underground. So this isn't something he has just decided to do.

This isn't him making a personal decision to stop such poor and misleading advertising, but its the decision made by the majority of the people who voted for him.
edit on 15-6-2016 by Gunzo because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 15 2016 @ 05:06 PM
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a reply to: mobiusmale

Ah, yes...having a mayor from a distinctly religious population.
The same comparisons can be made from having living in a city where the Orthodox Jewish population "rules" with its newly elected mayor.

Get ready for a ton of accommodations, such as your standard magazine covers by check out lines in supermarkets being covered so that only the title shows. (don't want scantily clad images of women showing).

Then there's the ban on the music piped in as to not offend.

Soon enough you will start to see local business buildings being bought and converted to specialty stores for the growing needs of the community. As the community rapidly expands there will be a mosque on every block (tax exempt of course) with its own boys school and another girls school. If public busing is being used, expect a boys only bus and a girls only bus paid for by you through public funding. Wait for city taxes to triple to cover the expenses.

Sooner or later comes the private ambulance service and policing.

en.wikipedia.org...(neighborhood_watch_group)

en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Jun, 15 2016 @ 05:21 PM
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a reply to: mobiusmale

So he wrote a letter in a paper saying ""As the father of two teenage girls, I am extremely concerned about this kind of advertising which can demean people, particularly women, and make them ashamed of their bodies,"

This sounds like...hey I don't know...Millions of Christians and Non-Christians in the West?

A lot of people lately have a big effen tumor where their normal sized fear center used to reside.

Look out for Sharia Law!!! Someone complained about body image issues for girls in advertising!!!!

Holy SH87 you guys have jumped the shark...Like in mentally unstable ways.


edit on 15-6-2016 by Indigo5 because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 15 2016 @ 05:59 PM
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originally posted by: UnManifested
a reply to: Doom and Gloom

My point is, I see all this hate in some comments and I wonder what if this muslim hate really escalates and goes out of control... In the streets... In the homes of europe! Are the original europeans being groomed to take arms and fight back against the immigrants and their european born children? Are they being poked to revolt? We have recently seen russians fighting english soccer fans on the streets of marseille in france. Passions can so easily be triggered!


There's a real concern that Islam might end up dominating the country:

www.independent.co.uk...



posted on Jun, 15 2016 @ 06:29 PM
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I'm sorry, but how does that article back up your claim?

Clutching at straws? Is your username telling us something?



posted on Jun, 15 2016 @ 06:30 PM
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originally posted by: itsallmaya
a reply to: mobiusmale

Ah, yes...having a mayor from a distinctly religious population.
The same comparisons can be made from having living in a city where the Orthodox Jewish population "rules" with its newly elected mayor.

Get ready for a ton of accommodations, such as your standard magazine covers by check out lines in supermarkets being covered so that only the title shows. (don't want scantily clad images of women showing).

Then there's the ban on the music piped in as to not offend.

Soon enough you will start to see local business buildings being bought and converted to specialty stores for the growing needs of the community. As the community rapidly expands there will be a mosque on every block (tax exempt of course) with its own boys school and another girls school. If public busing is being used, expect a boys only bus and a girls only bus paid for by you through public funding. Wait for city taxes to triple to cover the expenses.

Sooner or later comes the private ambulance service and policing.

en.wikipedia.org...(neighborhood_watch_group)

en.wikipedia.org...



Wow...you sound scared. Maybe you should stay at home...you dont want to risk bumping into any brown people.



posted on Jun, 15 2016 @ 06:32 PM
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LOL.

That's all I have to say to all the PC bull# going on in this world.



posted on Jun, 15 2016 @ 07:28 PM
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originally posted by: paraphi
a reply to: dreamingawake

It is a role of OFCOM to adjudicate on adverts and their representation of women. It is not the role of a Mayor.

OFCOM have forced adverts to be withdrawn when they depict women poorly.

What makes the Mayor's opinion better than that of the regulator?



I'm not saying his opinion is any better, is anyone? Rather people are worried it's for nefarious reasons.

Though, to answer the question as answered already, see the mod post(thanks!) here;
www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Jun, 15 2016 @ 09:26 PM
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originally posted by: dreamingawake

originally posted by: paraphi
a reply to: dreamingawake

It is a role of OFCOM to adjudicate on adverts and their representation of women. It is not the role of a Mayor.

OFCOM have forced adverts to be withdrawn when they depict women poorly.

What makes the Mayor's opinion better than that of the regulator?



I'm not saying his opinion is any better, is anyone? Rather people are worried it's for nefarious reasons.

Though, to answer the question as answered already, see the mod post(thanks!) here;
www.abovetopsecret.com...


Me personally I find it funny that the guy featured on there other ad isn't mentioned. I mean he looks like a body builder and this is an unrealistic representation for males. Oddly no mention of it makes you wonder why doesn't it?



posted on Jun, 15 2016 @ 10:04 PM
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just curious, but how was he elected?? Was his Sharia platform desirable from local London'rs?



posted on Jun, 16 2016 @ 12:00 AM
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a reply to: jhn7537

There is no Sharia platform with this guy. People are reading way too much into this. The guy is clearly more of a liberal than a hardline muslim. I would expect the man working to implement Sharia would not let his female family members walk about with their hair exposed. Or skin. Or anything but eye slits for that matter. Use common sense, people. Page One has all the answers, if ya'll would bother to read anything past the sensational headline.

Yes, I say y'all. It is a very versatile word. Bite me.



posted on Jun, 16 2016 @ 12:56 AM
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Funny..I didn't think this was the biggest threat to London and the west. I thought it was jihadists who want to burn it all down. Perhaps he should focus on helping resolve this issue before tackling a few harmless images on a subway. Maybe there is a meatball sub that he feels he needs to eradicate as the biggest threat to his city. Loss of perspective...



posted on Jun, 16 2016 @ 12:56 AM
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a reply to: mobiusmale

There is a phenomenal amount of ignorance on this board.

Instead of shooting from the hip, a lot of you would do well to find out what's going on or, better still, apply for a passport and come to London and see for yourselves.

Some facts:

We do not have Federal law in the UK.

Advertising on the London Underground is a commercial affair between the advertiser, ad agency, London Underground and Transport for London. The latter has overview of the Underground and is entirely within the Mayor of London's remit.

Adverts like this have been controversial for decades. In the eighties, they were a feminist issue but, as Britain has become more socially liberal, they are now a mainstream issue.

This kind of presentation of women is also an issue during London Fashion Week (partly funded by the Mayor's office) and came up during Boris Johnson's tenure. However, he is an upper class, middle aged white man.

But there is one thing you yanks need to understand if you are to understand anything else about Khan: he is not an islamicist and he is not a leftist. He is a Muslim Londoner, chosen by Londoners because he is one of us, born and bred like the rest of us in this wonderful, inclusive city. He is a Blairite liberal, with only a few strands of socialism in his policies. For example, one of his first acts was to make bus fares slightly cheaper and to freeze prices on the main parts of the public transport system. So far, so left. However, we still have the most expensive public transport in the world and he's not cutting the fares.

His other priority is housing, not that he stands much chance of making a real difference in the face of billions and billions of pounds of vested interests.

Still, you yanks and Tory Party drones concentrate on distorting the trivia. Leave London to us Londoners.



posted on Jun, 16 2016 @ 01:02 AM
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originally posted by: 3danimator2014

originally posted by: schuyler

originally posted by: neformore
a reply to: schuyler

Actually, the point is that ignorant people with no knowledge of the issues have made assumptions based on their own bigotry - which is how this thread came about.





Thats such a pathetic cartoon. Sweet jesus where do you guys dredge up these stupid things from?


Perhaps it rubs you the wrong way because it's accurate?



posted on Jun, 16 2016 @ 01:36 AM
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originally posted by: dragonridr

originally posted by: dreamingawake

originally posted by: paraphi
a reply to: dreamingawake

It is a role of OFCOM to adjudicate on adverts and their representation of women. It is not the role of a Mayor.

OFCOM have forced adverts to be withdrawn when they depict women poorly.

What makes the Mayor's opinion better than that of the regulator?



I'm not saying his opinion is any better, is anyone? Rather people are worried it's for nefarious reasons.

Though, to answer the question as answered already, see the mod post(thanks!) here;
www.abovetopsecret.com...


Me personally I find it funny that the guy featured on there other ad isn't mentioned. I mean he looks like a body builder and this is an unrealistic representation for males. Oddly no mention of it makes you wonder why doesn't it?


I do agree there. Eds in young males is not uncommon and said to be growing with the selfie culture of social media.



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